TNT has renewed alien invasion drama Falling Skies for a second season.
Falling Skies, from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, stars Noah Wyle. The "drama" network has ordered 10 additional episodes, slated to air in summer 2012.
The series drew a live + 7 audience of 8 million total viewers for its premiere, making it cable's top series launch of 2011. The debut on June 19 installment also attracted 3.8 million person 18 to 49. Its first thre episodes have averaged 6.4 million viewers, according to a blend of live amd time-shifted viewing.
"Falling Skies is a true standout series, from its ambitious storytelling, high-profile cast and production team to its phenomenal success when it comes to international and time-shifted viewing," said Michael Wright, executive vice preisdent, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, in announcing the renewal.